Sinchi & Friends 106 – Le Jeune Flück

Le Jeune Flück are our latest guest to the Sinchi & Friends series. The Frankfurt duo coming hot off their debit single on the Sinchi label with ‘Unexpected Ends’, supported with remixes from Moscoman and Theus Mago. With the resounding success of the release and with a who’s who of top tier artists supporting, the question now… is what comes next for the rising stars, so we caught up with the guys to hear about the evolution of their sound ,  how they’ve been experiencing lockdown and what is next in the planning.

‘Unexpected Ends’ Bandcamp

1) Please Introduce yourselves?

We’re two musicians from Frankfurt, Germany, that got to know each other in 2013 and have been producing music together ever since. Our first digital release was in 2016. However, since we weren’t completely happy with the sound of this project afterwards, we took some time to experiment with different styles to find our own and unique way of production and came back with a release on Dionysian Mysteries in late 2019. We then focused on following the path we built in the preceding three years, whilst remaining open for new inspirations and styles.

2) With the never-ending series of lockdowns and ongoing restrictions, how have you been spending your time in recent months?

We’re very lucky to say that we had the privilege to focus solely on music the whole day for the first time in our lives, something we always dreamed of but never realized due to the things we had to manage besides music. We had a really joyful and productive time which felt kind of weird since the world turned upside down in the meantime.

3) Of course, you have just released Unexpected Ends on our very own Sinchi label, what can you tell us about the track and how it came about? And anything else coming up in the rest of 2021?

Unexpected Ends was one of these moments in the studio that you can’t recreate simply because you don’t know how everything came together in the end. We just remember that it felt right going with the vibe and didn’t overthink every simple step. The elements and structure of the track are quite simple but for us that’s exactly what makes the track special.

We’re quite excited that we got two projects on the way with a new breakbeat inspired alias called ‘Not Even Noticed‘ that we started last year. Beyond that we also have another Le Jeune Flück project on the horizon, that should also be released this year , so watch out for this!

4) On the Podcast, was there a specific inspiration or a particular vibe you were going for?

Our approach was to create an organic set that resembles the vibe of the Unexpected Ends release. We tried to draw a line between cosmic disco and dark disco tracks that we really enjoy and want to share with the listeners.

5) How have your listening habits changed over the last year? Are you still actively looking for new music with the absence of gigs? Or perhaps feeling different vibes? And are there any tracks that have really stood out for you in the last year and why?

We’d think that the criterion of a track’s club playability got less priority with the absence of gigs in the last year. With the first months of the lockdown we didn’t really look for new music as we were concentrating on our own and weren’t really able to concentrate on other stuff. There were still really good projects and tracks that came out in 2020, gayphextwin’s and Pépe’s collabo-album for example or Chrissy’s New Atlantis EP just to name a couple!

6) Who or what are your biggest musical influences?

As we are based in Frankfurt, the scene and the musicians around Frankfurt played a big role in our musical development. Roman Flügel for example is a big inspiration for us! We’re also influenced by going to Robert Johnson Club near Frankfurt, which is probably one of the things we miss the most since the pandemic took over.

7) Tell us about 3 DJ’s / Producer’s we may not know but should be looking out for?

Elliott Lion: We vividly remember Fort Romeau playing his first tracks Athens and Pearl at Robert Johnson in 2017. It might have been one of the most beautiful club moments that we share because the situation and vibe matched perfectly to play those songs. Elliott Lion has a great taste for aesthetic and arrangements, in addition to that he seems to know exactly what a track needs to work on the dance-floor. We played his track ‘Lioness’ in our set as well!

Timothy Clerkin: Someone who might already be known to some of the Sinchi fans, still our advice to everyone who never heard of him to check his music out as soon as possible! He got a very unique style that is still possible to be played in a set and definitely knows what he does. We integrated his remix for Inner Axes in our set to give you a first impression of his magic.

Moreno Ácido: He’s definitely still underrated! His Roçadas EP in 2019 was one of the best projects of that year. Since he doesn’t have a big catalogue of releases yet, we’re very excited of what is coming next!

8) What is your favourite Venue or Festival to play at and why?

It’s probably Dora in Frankfurt. We love the cozy vibe that it represents!

9) Do you have a ritual before you start playing or straight after?

We like to enter the location some time before we start to play as we want to analyze with the room, the guests and the overall vibe of the event. We then start to discuss on what to play and what track to start with. After our set we often need some fresh air and get in touch with friends and other DJ’s that we hadn’t have time to talk with.

10) What is your favourite bit of kit? 

That’s a tough one! Probably, although it’s a really classy answer, the SH-101. Lucas (one part of Le Jeune Flück) always says that no matter how the different envelopes are set up, it always ends up sounding great and he definitely got a point with that.

11) What is your favourite film score?

Ennio Morricone’s score for ‘Danger: Diabolik’ is something else! The music itself is outstanding and fits perfectly to the movie. Besides that we’re really big fans of Library Music and often listen to the music of movies we never watched and probably never will. For example, although we never watched ‘Love Birds’, we love Bruno Nicolai’s ‘La Contessa, Icontro’. Adrian Younge is one of the musicians of our time that recreates the vibe of Library Music in a really good way, his score for ‘Black Dynamite’ was outstanding.

12) What makes you smile?

There’s this moment when you’re on your way back home from the studio and listen to a new track that you just finished. Hearing and enjoying the track that you worked on hard in the last couple of days always makes us smile. It also always shows us why we’re really doing this!